We want to send a big thank you to everyone who got involved with #BringTheBeachHome between 6th and 12th April!
Teaming up with Litter Free Coast and Sea Dorset (LFCSD) and Leave Only Footprints, we shared a range of beach themed activities on our social media channels for both adults and children to get involved in whilst at home. The purpose of the campaign was to #BringTheBeachHome, keeping people connected with their local beaches and blue space whilst in their homes throughout the COVID-19 lockdown period.
We had a great response from the public and are pleased to report #BringTheBeachHome reached nearly 30,000 people across all of our social media platforms!
Emily Wordley, Litter Free Coast & Sea Somerset Project Officer – “We had such a possitive response to #BringYourBeachHome. It was great to see so many adults and children having fun and geting involved whilst at home. With a lot of uncertainty surrounding Covid-19, we felt that it was important now more than ever to use our social media profiles as platforms to promote positive posting. Regular posting of activities also provided a fun way to promote three key messages that are particuarly important at the moment: (1) Think before you flush, (2) Only #RainDownTheDrain and (3) #DontFeedAFatberg!”
If you missed this, is not too late to get involved! Search #BringTheBeachHome on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to discover what we got up to and make sure that you are following us on social media for regular updates:
Here are LFCSS Three Key Messages During Lockdown:
- “Think before you flush”
If using alternatives to toilet paper, please make sure to put them in the bin and not down the loo, helping to avoid blockages and potential pollution incidents.
- “Only #RainDownTheDrain”
Do not poor waste liquids such as paint or oil down a surface water drains as they can harm the environment. Many surface water drains lead directly to rivers or the sea. Store waste liquids safely until recycling centres reopen.
Now we are spending more time at home and therefore cooking more meals at home, it’s more important than ever to dispose of leftover cooking fat correctly. Pouring leftover cooking fats and oils down the sink can mix with other unflushables, setting hard in pipes and causing blockages and pollution.